Movies and TV shows like Olive Kitteridge

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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological, gloomy, clever, depressing, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town life, family, elderly, family relations, couple relations, couples, maturity, small town, family problems, loneliness, mental illness, mentor, childhood, solitude, suicide, death, parenthood, teacher, marriage, under the surface, social relations, dishonesty, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california

Most similar movies to Olive Kitteridge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films and TV series with plots about family relations, family problems, couples, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couple relations and catastrophe mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Olive Kitteridge: Mildred Pierce (2011), The Affair (2014), Normal (2003), One True Thing (1998), The Slap (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, gloomy, epic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, single parent, restaurant, friendship, family relations, adaptation, suffering, lovers, tragic event, parents and children, love, kidnapping ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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100%
 8.0
 30K
The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, love affair, strong sexual content, life turned upside down, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, small town, family life, couple relations, parents and children, small town life, gender, couples, family problems, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 10K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, cancer, terminal illness, small town, parents and children, death of parent, homecoming, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.1
 3K
The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: family in crisis, suburbs, suburban life, domestic violence, family problems, social relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, dysfunctional family, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 3K
Black Box (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Catherine Black is a world-famous neurologist at the state-of-the-art medical institution known as "The Cube". Catherine is brilliant, beautiful, and at the top of her game, though she's hiding a secret of her own: she's bipolar. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: mental illness, workplace situations, neurosurgeon, mental disorders, couple relations, couples, family relations, workplace, manic, therapy, surgery, treatment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 16K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, suicide attempt, introspection, parents and children, urban, beach house, poet, white rose, beach, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: When Peter Manson's daughter falls pregnant by her teacher, he is afraid that he has lost her forever. But are his fears more than just fatherly concern?
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, daughter, pregnant, teacher, parent child relationship, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, couple relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.5
 11K
Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: small town, doctor, starting over, parents and children, single father, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, family life, hopes, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 712
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, small town, dysfunctional family, winter, driver, bus, family in crisis, working class, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 4K
Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, countryside, dishonesty, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, tense
Plot: marriage, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, unfulfillment, couples, dishonesty, family problems, casual sex, nude swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.3
 923
The Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Street is a British television drama series created by Jimmy McGovern and produced by Granada Television for the BBC. The series follows the lives of various residents of an unnamed street in Manchester and features an all-star cast including ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, small town, family life, working class, neighbor, small town life, dull life, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 15K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, time lapse photography, intern, drugs/alcohol, rock, human nature, culture clash, innocence lost, pot smoking, couple relations, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: clever, gloomy, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: addiction, irish, dysfunctional family, sailor, actor, terminal illness, family life, one day, morphine, crumbling marriage, redemption, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: drugs/alcohol, aging, parents and children, dysfunctional family, estrangement, righting the wronged, hopes, family problems, family relations, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, human nature, dysfunctional family, parents and children, daughter, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 9K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, cancer, death, baby, pregnancy, family life, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.6
 8K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, clever, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, yuppie, parents and children, couples, family problems, family relations, friends, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, talky, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, family, tragedy, lawsuit, infidelity, parents and children, dishonesty, vengeance, legal, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
Story: Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter ...
Style: psychological, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, selfishness, breakup, infidelity, crumbling marriage, introspection, romance, extramarital affair, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: epilepsy, suicide, parents and children, suicide by gunshot, parent child relationship, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.9
 1K
Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Blue is a mother with a secret life. She'll do anything to keep it from her son. But her past has other plans.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, single parent, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, family problems, protecting from truth, sexuality, double life, financial problem
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.8
 1K
Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, single parent, parents and children, small town life, family relations, social relations, friends, human nature, woman in danger, americana, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
 630
Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: lottery, workplace situations, life turned upside down, gas station, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, working class, society, workplace, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: realistic, psychological, gloomy, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, crumbling marriage, suburbs, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, adultery, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 253
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: island, redemption, starting over, human nature, hopes, ocean or sea, small town, family problems, family relations, social misfits, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, boy, architect, parents and children, life turned upside down, parent child relationship, family problems, family relations, disorder, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, single parent, human nature, basketball, bereavement, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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